At the moment you're in-between pay sources, and you may be wondering yourself, "Gosh, I don't know myself, but I do know I don't want to be stuck inside without something fun to do." Why not clear off you counter and open your own crafty bakery with those little darlings? Here is an easy recipe that reaps rewards when freshly baked from the oven. Then all you need is a bike or some walking shoes to get outdoors and top off the day.
This recipe comes out of the box with torn corners showing usage and spots from the last 30 years. Enjoy!
3/4 cup warm water
1 package yeast
1 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
4 1/2 - 5 cups flour
1/4 cup coarse salt
Place water into a large bowl. Sprinkle on yeast and stir until dissolved. Add sugar, salt, oil, and 3 cups of flour. Beat until smooth. Add enough flour to make a stiff dough. Turn out on floured pastry and knead 8-10 min. until smooth.
Place in a clean, large, greased bowl. Turn dough over to grease top. Let rise for one hour then punch down. Work with hands to form a ball again. Cut in half. Set one half on the side and cover other with towel. Cut remaining half into eight equal pieces. Keep others covered. Roll each out to a rope 20 inches in length. Keep rolling and stretching the rope while doing so. Twist to form pretzel.